March 01, 2018 Feature

The Value of Knowing Nothing

George A. Davidson

A few years after graduating in the class of 1967, I returned to Columbia Law School to judge a moot court along with Professor William L. M. Reese. After the argument, Reese told me that it had been his privilege to work with two brilliant men in his life, Austin Wakeman Scott, who knew everything, and L. Homer Surbeck, who knew nothing.

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